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moving forward with gun control measures but at the federal level it seems like a tough sell. harry reid doubts such a measure to ban assault weapons would get through the house. what does that mean for national gun control laws? are we at a stalemate? >> i don't believe we are. it comes down to what are we going to be able to get bipartisan support for in the congress? and there are three things that i believe are possible to get across the aisle support. my major focus has been since january 8th on mental health services and awareness and i'll be dropping a bill today that will move in that direction called the mental health first aid act so that's one thing that i believe is possible. there seems to be some cross unanimity across the aisle on mental health services and my bill will hopefully be one of the first steps in that direction. >> you met with vice president biden as part of a task force convened by the president. the vice president was supposed to deliver his recommendations today to the president, but he delayed that. why the holdup? >> i'm not sure i could tell you why the
leader says we should be, quote, very cautious when it comes to new gun control. harry reid is part of the president's problem here. there's a change under way in the democratic party. question is how big? after 2000 when al gore lost, they blamed losing tennessee, west virginia and other places on his support of gun control. now, some of that was exaggerated. that's what they thought. you saw democrats being timid on the gun issue after that. look at the 2016 lineup. vice president joe biden, governor andrew cuomo, governor o'malley. three people looking at the 2016 race on the democratic seed in the forefront on gun control. we'll see how big of a shift it. >> the vice president will speak first. >> please, please be seated. thank you. before i begin today, let me say to the families of the innocents who were murdered 33 days ago, our heart, our heart goes out to you. and you show incredible courage, incredible courage being here, and the president and i are going to do everything in our power to honor the memory of your children and your wives with the work we take ur here today.
of the union speech. and then they'll have to press it before congress. the challenge is, harry reid today said, as dana bash is recording, he doesn't think, for example, an assault weapons ban can get past the hour. there's going to be a little bit of jockeying to see how do you get this done. >> one of the things, too, no head of the atf, something they have not had in place. i imagine that's probably a priority, yes? >> reporter: i would imagine that would be something they would take care of rather quickly. >> all right. jess, thank you. of course, we're going to be keeping our eye on that briefing in briefing room at the white house. we expect there will be questions about some of those proposals, perhaps details, that we can learn there. taking a look at the podium, as soon as that starts, we'll probably dip in and see if there's any news coming out of that briefing. we'll be watching for all developments as well. >>> the state of new york, it's not waiting for the federal government to push for tougher gun laws. the state assembly plans to vote on new regulations approved last night. las
red state senators in the senate, harry reid extremely cool to this proposal as well as pat leahy, a democrat who will take his time and look this over. i think that this is going to end up being dead on arrival in congress. they're going to get very little done here. the only thing you'll see is executive action. >> but the thing is, if you step back and you look at what the american people want, there's a separate "washington post" poll that shows the majority of americans support bans on assault weapons, limiting assault weapon clips, and background checks at gun shows. these are the things that president obama will suggest today it has nothing to do with taking second amendment rights away. >> the people also want the economy to be taken care of first, spending to be taken care of first before you get to these issues. the devil is in the details here. when you talk about an assault weapons ban, what does that mean? when you're talking about magazine clip restrictions, does that mean if you go from ten bullets to seven bullets, will somebody go out and buy two, three guns to re
here. first of all, there was a lot of talk about harry reid, a senate majority leader, who's a gun owner. he's from the gun rights state of nevada. he has been very cautious saying that the senate should be cautious, but my understanding from talking to a number of sources is that he's speaking for himself but he's also speaking from the perspective of political reality, that there are a number of people in his caucus who would potentially really get slammed for supporting anything. so that's why he wants to take it slow. he doesn't want his people to walk the plank and suddenly not be the senate majority, lose the majority. but the other thing i think is really important to keep in mind is just how different this is. kind of taking it up to 5,000 or 10,000 feet. i cannot tell you how many times after so many of these tragedies, after one of their own gabby giffords was shot, calling up senate democratic sources saying, are you going to do anything? nope. nothing's changed. after aurora, nope, nothing's changed. n newtown changed the dialogue, the decision at the white house and he
. harry reid is the democratic majority leader of the senate. the nra stayed out of his senate race, they probably could have defeated him. they stayed out. he's not a big supporter of gun control, but he did issue a statement today saying that the president's proposals were thoughtful and that everything should be considered. he didn't endorse them. he didn't endorse new gun control. but he could have blocked them. the president at least has the democrats saying we'll give you a fair shake here, mr. president. he's going to have a hard time getting some democratic votes, however. then comes the republican controlled house and, brooke, look at the statements out from the republicans in the house, conservative republicans in the senate, the president doesn't have the votes. is he going to say i tried and then walkway or is he going to travel the country? you heard him in that remark, he said he needs help. he wants parents, members of congress come home, he wants people to call them, write them letters. will he sustain that for two months, three months, four months and more if need b
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